Duteous Du"te*ous, a. [From {Duty}.] 1. Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter. [1913 Webster]

2. Subservient; obsequious. [1913 Webster]

Duteous to the vices of thy mistress. --Shak. -- {Du"te*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Du"te*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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